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Born on this day!! Actor Robert Redford is 87. Actor Henry G. Sanders (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) is 81. Actor-comedian Martin Mull is 80. Comedian Elayne Boosler is 71. Country singer Steve Wilkinson of The Wilkinsons is 68. Comedian-actor Denis Leary is 66. Actor Madeleine Stowe is 65. TV news anchor Bob Woodruff is 62. Actor Adam Storke (“Mystic Pizza”) is 61. Actor Craig Bierko (“Sex and the City,” ″The Long Kiss Goodnight”) is 59. Singer Zac Maloy of The Nixons is 55. Musician Everlast (House of Pain) is 54. Rapper Masta Killa of Wu-Tang Clan is 54. Actor Edward Norton is 54. Actor Christian Slater is 54. Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner is 53. Actor Kaitlin Olson (“The Mick,” ″It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 48. Comedian Andy Samberg (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” ″Saturday Night Live”) is 45. Guitarist Brad Tursi of Old Dominion is 44. Actor Maia Mitchell (“The Fosters”) is 30. Actor Madelaine Petsch (“Riverdale”) is 29. Actor Parker McKenna Posey (“My Wife and Kids”) is 28.



1227 – Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan died in China.
1587 – Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents born in North America.
1894 – Congress established the Bureau of Immigration, forerunner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
1920 – When Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the three-quarters of the states necessary was achieved and American women got the right to vote.
1936 – Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was shot and killed by Franco’s soldiers during the Spanish Civil War .
1958 – Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita was published.
1963 – James Meredith became the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.

Today Is: Bad Poetry Day, Birth Control Pills Day, International Pinot Noir Day, Kool-Aid Day, Men’s Grooming Day, Mail Order Catalog Day, National Badge Ribbon Day, National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence, National Fajita Day, Serendipity Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Secret Celebrity Renovation  /  9:00 – Fire Country  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00 – American Ninja Warrior  / 9:00 – Dateline
ABC – 8:00 – Will Trent  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – WWE Smackdown
CW – 8:00 – Family Law  /  9:00 – Moonshine

TV Talk Shows

**Due to the ongoing writers/ actors strike most shows are in reruns. (Stay Tuned!)


WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: How much does the average American MAKE? These clueless Gen Z’ers in Beverly Hills say “half a million??” “$450,000???” Yeah, smack ’em!!!!


QUESTION: Ever notice that SPAM lasts FOREVER??? How does that work?? There are two big reasons, according to SCIENCE!! #1? It’s baked in the tin!! #2?…


QUESTION: Is this the CREEPIEST surprise ever? She heard a noise, went outside and found a MAN LIVING BENEATH HER HOUSE!! He’d been there for awhile!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Think you have what it takes to work for this Arizona sales trainer and car salesman? Maybe not, because what it takes is SIX PACK ABS!! Or get out!!!
US sales trainer and car salesman Andy Elliott has been ripped up and down online after controversially claiming that he won't hire anyone who doesn't possess rippling six pack abs.

QUESTION: Looking for a pop culture costume for Halloween?? There’s a long list from Mario Bros. to “Wednesday,” but guess who’s gonna be NUMBER ONE????

Best Pop Culture Halloween Costumes

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari Divorcing

*****THAT’S A SHOCK!! Said no one.
*****The only shock is that SHE’S the one who cheated!!
********Sources say there’s been “constant drama!” Again, not a shock!
*******Her Instagram followers have seen her naked far more than he has!!
*******We hope all those “Free Britney” freaks are happy!!
UPDATE: Sam claims Britney left with a black eye and bite marks after a fight earlier this year! Good times!!

Jamie Foxx Gives Health Update On Himself

*******Basically, he’s feeling more and more like himself.. which is a good thing!!
****He also said, “GOD IS GOOD.. all day every day!!” He got that right.
******Jeremy Renner sent him a note: “Bless you my friend!!” They’ll have a lot to talk about. 

Netflix Is Ready To End DVD Delivery; Offers Ten Extra Discs

********The service ends September 29th, and they’ll send out up to ten extra discs!
*******It’s end of an era!!
********If you try to go to the website after September 29, you’ll be automatically forwarded to Blockbuster!!
******BTW, the return date for all discs will be October 27!! After that, you’ll be guilty of “movie theft” and your house will be surrounded by the FBI!!

The Blind Side Actor Is Defending Sandra Bullock

*******The guy who played Michael Oher is Quinton Aaron. He saw people saying Sandra Bullock should return the Oscar, and he doesn’t think so!!
*******She just lost her longtime boyfriend, so BACK OFF!!
***The great thing about social media is that you can be in a mob without even leaving your house!!

Britney Spears Fans Want Her To Date Pete Davidson

*********Maybe riding the big hog would give a new outlook on life!!
********Of course, these are the same fans who were screaming “free Britney,” so do you really want to take advice from THEM??
*****Pete’s thinking, “Hmmm… this is one of the few famous women I haven’t slept with yet!!”




Taylor Takes On TV-(Star)

She’s dominating the music industry and won Oscar buzz for directing All Too Well:  The Short Film.  It’s only natural that Taylor Swift would expand her media reach to television.  According to a new report, the 33-year-old is in talks with British playwright and screenwriter Alice Birch to create her own show.  “Taylor and Alice have been tossing ideas around, and no doubt Taylor’s own colorful dating history will provide a lot of inspiration,” an insider says.  After all, exes from Jake Gyllenhaal to Harry Styles have already been memorialized in her songs.




Wedding Day Ruined Because Someone Wore White!

********We know what you’re thinking: was it another woman upstaging the bride on her big day??
*****No!! The “no white” policy was broken by a 6-year-old boy wearing white jeans and a white bowtie!!! Huh??
******The bride wound up sitting on the floor by the ladies’ room, bawling her eyes out with mascara running everywhere!!
*******Good luck with that marriage!!

Question Mark Found In Space

*******The question mark is aimed at US!! It’s like, “WTF are you doing???”
********It could also be a space cobra!! Just sayin’!!!

Furry Fight Breaks Out At Popular Beach

**********They were having a “furmeet” at Huntington Beach when a guy started mingling and filming them “without permission!!”
*********They asked him to leave and instead, he put his camera right up in their faces!!
*****You just don’t DO that to a dog!!!
******So, he got a beatdown!! And a story to tell!!

Kid Earns Mullet Championship!

*****More child abuse!!
*****Even the people who had mullets when they were popular.. were lame!! It’s never been cool!!
*******The winner is a 6-year-old kid from Pennsylvania!! He got $5,000, and the first thing he should spend it on is a haircut!!
*****By the way, his mullet has a name: “Cheddar Whiz!!”










14 Second Jobs That Will Help You Pay the Bills


App-Based Jobs

Thanks to smartphones, app-based gigs have risen in popularity in recent years. Companies such as Uber and Lyft, Rover and GrubHub make it easier for people to find part-time jobs on the fly and work a flexible schedule. Here is a breakdown of some of the more popular job ideas involving smartphone apps.

  1. Ride-Share Driver

Of course, ride-share driving has to top this list. Over the last several years, it’s become one of the most popular ways to earn extra income.  It’s not just a trend anymore. It’s a full blown industry with no sign of slowing down. Eligibility requirements — related to the minimum age of the driver and age of the car — for Lyft and Uber vary based on the part of the country you live in.  The average Lyft and Uber driver makes in the neighborhood of $30,000 per year, according to Indeed. The best part of the whole deal is you can do all the driving whenever you want. Work days, nights, weekends, odd hours — it’s up to you.

  1. Meal Delivery

Food delivery services have also exploded in recent years on the heels of ride-share service success. With meal-delivery services like Uber Eats, Grubhub and DoorDash, drivers pick up customers’ take-out orders from restaurants and deliver the items to them.  The amount of money drivers earn depends on several factors, such as when they work, demand for deliveries and tips. Drivers can earn pickup, drop-off and trip mileage fees and may keep 100% of their tips, depending on the company.  Delivering during peak hours and being smart about which orders you accept can boost your pay. At the end of the day or throughout, you can access your earnings immediately for a small fee.

  1. Odd Jobs

For those who are a little more handy around the house and don’t want to be stuck in a car all day, think about putting your odd-job skills to good use.  TaskRabbit — a service that connects workers with people who need help at home — lists a variety of tasks that people can accept, including assembling furniture, mounting TVs, cleaning and more.  On average, taskers earn $48 an hour and keep 100% of their earnings and tips. Check out our overview of how to make money on TaskRabbit.

Service Industry

The service industry depends on people looking for extra work as servers and bartenders in their free time — and wages have risen with staffing shortages. The hours and pay can vary, so make sure these shifts will not interfere with your day job.

  1. Restaurant Server

Since most servers rely on tips, do your best to find busy restaurants that have expensive food and drink. That way, you have a better chance to get a more lucrative tip at the bottom of the receipt.  Restaurant servers earn $15 per hour, including tips, according to Zip Recruiter.

  1. Bartender

You may need some previous experience behind a bar before getting a gig serving cocktails. Bartenders earn around $16 per hour, including tips, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  However, you can make a lot more extra money, up to $50 per hour, by taking on freelance bartending gigs.

  1. Fast-Food Worker

Working in a fast-food restaurant is a common first job for high schoolers, but now may be the time to give it another shot. Wages have gone up as the labor market changed and shifts may fit well with a 9-to-5 job.  Some of the biggest fast-food chains have added more benefits for their employees and offered hiring perks, such as signing bonuses, paid interviews and tuition assistance.

Work From Home

Work-from-home jobs are a great option if leaving your day job and going straight to another gig doesn’t sound appealing. These jobs offer the flexibility to do your duties during off hours from the comfort of your home office.

  1. Bookkeeper

Have you considered bookkeeping? It’s the No. 1 most profitable business, according to an article in Inc Magazine.  And you could earn up to $69 an hour by starting your own bookkeeping business, according to Intuit, the creator of QuickBooks.  You don’t have to be an accountant or good at calculus to be successful at bookkeeping. As long as you’re motivated, a company called will teach you everything you need to know. It’s one of the leading training courses in the field, and it even gives you the first three classes for free.  It’s helped thousands of people launch their own businesses, including Daniel Honan, a military veteran and former painter. He never considered starting his own company, but he signed up for, and now he’s making $50,000 a year.

  1. Transcriptionist

If you like solitude, transcribing might be the perfect second job for you.  A transcriptionist primarily listens to recordings and converts them into text. Doctors and lawyers frequently use them, but there are many other industries that transcriptionists work in as well — journalism being one.  Many reporters may use transcriptionists to convert their interviews into text so they can include accurate quotes in their articles.  According to Indeed, transcriptionists make, on average, just under $20 per hour.

  1. Customer Service Associate

These gigs come in many forms, requiring reps to resolve issues for customers on the phone and by chat and email. Fields include technology, health care and finance.  Customer service jobs require patience, a desire to help people and a proper computer setup.  Check out the customer service jobs available on The Penny Hoarder Work-From-Home Jobs Portal for more information.

  1. Freelance and Creative Writing

So you have a way with words. Why not get paid to use them? You can find freelance work opportunities and get paid to write copy and original creative writing pieces.  One of the ways to make your writing more in-demand and earn more is to focus on a specific niche or topic, such as finance or technology. Also, stay away from writing for sites and services that pay little per article. Those articles usually need to be written in a hurry and are not worthy to be clips in your professional portfolio.  If you’re interested in getting paid for your original creative writing pieces, then sign up for a submission-management website such as Duotrope.  Here’s a breakdown on how to get started as a freelance writer and a list of sites that are willing to pay for your services.

  1. Teaching English as a Second Language

If you’re a former teacher looking to make some money from home, you should check out VIPKid, Qkids or Italki. These companies connect U.S. instructors with students who want to learn English.  According to the Qkids website, most online teachers work part time and earn between $16 and $20 per hour, including loyalty bonuses. The average lesson length is 30 minutes.  Jennifer Ross, a former schoolteacher who quit her job to go part-time with VIPKid, told The Penny Hoarder in 2018 that she made more than $520 working 24 hours a week.

  1. Online Tutoring

Another teaching opportunity available outside the classroom is online tutoring. Several companies give educators a chance to help students while working from the comfort of home.  Tutors with Chegg, for example, earn $20 or more per hour teaching grades 6-12, college and working professionals in topics such as calculus, computer science, zoology and more.  Most companies require teachers to have a bachelor’s degree or be working toward one. But not all companies, like or Yup, require previous teaching experience.  Here’s a roundup of work-from-home online tutoring companies.

  1. Fitness Instructor

If your primary job is later in the day, a fitness instructor position — either online or in-person — might work perfectly as a second job for you. Many fitness instructors schedule sessions in the morning with their clients, allowing them to get some cardio or strength training in before the work day begins.  Fitness instructors come in all different types — from gym trainers to performance trainers to physique and group instructors. The average fitness instructor makes around $45,000 per year, according to

  1. E-Commerce Seller

Maybe you’re not interested in working in a service-industry gig and want to explore your crafty side. Thanks to the popularity of platforms like Etsy, eBay and Facebook Marketplace, craft merchants and small business owners have an outlet to sell their goods.  In addition to Etsy, craft sellers can open up online stores using Amazon and Shopify.  One of the benefits of selling on Amazon is the sheer number of people who use the site every day. The downside is that there’s increased competition from people selling similar products. An upside is that sellers have access to features such as Prime and Fulfillment by Amazon.  Shopify is another option for sellers who prefer control over their online store to merely listing their goods on a large aggregate like Etsy. Shopify is user-friendly for sellers who aren’t especially tech-savvy, offering more than 100 free, customizable online store templates.


The preceding material was compiled and edited by Brandon Castillo.  The Editor-In-Chief is Gary Bryan.  The Radio Genius Show Prep Service is licensed for use on-air only by subscribing radio stations.  Other means of redistribution is forbidden.
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